Arturo Sandoval

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Artemisa, Cuba
A musician of epic proportions, Arturo Sandoval is the protege of Jazz trumpeter and one of Latin Jazz's musical founders, Dizzy Gillespie. A master of the trumpet and flugelhorn, Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at age 12, and has been recording for over 30 years. He has won four Grammy Awards and been nominated for 12 Grammys in several categories including the 1978 Grammy for Best Latin album with the group "Irakere" (a Yoruba word for "forest") that he co-founded with Afro-Cuban piano virtuoso Chucho Valdés. Read more...